- Winter Haven, FL, USA
- member since August 26, 2008
These Harris vampire books are pretty basic and trashy, but hard to put down. Sandra McIntyre bougth the set of them and then found she had to keep them in the back room and only lend them to seniors. I started with them because they are set in Louisians.
Actually, Dan Riordan recommended it as a staff read and gave me a copy. It's written by a teacher, Donalyn Miller, who found an innovative way to get students to read because they want to, not because they have to. It's a whole different way of teaching based on independent reading vs. the whole class reading one book together. I'm about halfway through it. Sandra told me today that she's had 5 teachers request a book browse so far, among them Don lErickson who she said has never brought his class down. in the 10 years she's been at Reavis. Between those 5 and her regular freshmen book browse, she's quite quite a full plate!
I am enjoying Alaska. I downloaded all 46 CDs to my Ipod. We are going there end of this month and I think its giving me a better understanding of the place. When I travel to a new place I usually like to get a sense of it by reading the pertinent fiction. Fiction does a better job of exposing setting and culture than guide books often. That was the strategy I used befoe going to Japan and it really helped me get oriented (no pun intended) to the psychology and setting of Japan. Do you ever do this?